The legal requirements for getting married in Grenada are relatively simple and straightforward.
The necessary documentation and the process to be followed in respect of the legal requirements for getting married in Grenada are outlined below. Please keep in mind that it is intended to be a starting point and guideline only.
Although much care and effort has been taken to ensure the information provided is correct please do not take it as legal advice. I strongly advise you to consult the Consulate or Embassy of Grenada for first-hand information on the legal requirements for getting married in Grenada.
Please Note: Required documentation and the legal process may vary from nationality to nationality.
- Both religious and civil ceremonies are legally binding
- There is a 3 day minimum residency period
- Wedding ceremonies are conducted in English
- No blood tests are required
Legality of Marriage
Marriages performed in Grenada are internationally recognised and legally binding.
To get married in Grenada you must be a resident on the island for a minimum of three days before submitting an application for a marriage license.
Once you have been in Grenada for three days you can submit an application for a marriage license. This is done in person at the Prime Minister’s Office. At this time you are also required to pay the associated stamp duty and license fees.
Payment of these fees can be made at:
Your marriage license application can be submitted at:
Prime Minister’s Office
6th Floor, Ministerial Complex
Please note that the opening hours of most Government offices 8am to 4pm from Monday to Friday. They are closed on Public Holidays and Weekends.
In general, marriage license applications are processed in two working days. However if either the bride or groom has been married previously this may take slightly longer as your documents will need to be sent to The Ministry of Legal Affairs for processing.
Original or certified copies of the following documentation for both the bride an groom is required when applying for a marriage license in Grenada. Please note that all documentation must be in English. If the original papers are in another language they will need to be translated into English and certified.
- Valid Passports
- Birth Certificates
- If one of the parties is divorced, proof of a Decree Absolute
- Proof of Single Status: an affidavit, or a letter from a clergyman, lawyer, or Registry on official letterhead attesting to the fact that the parties involved have not been married previously.
- If a name has been changed by Deed Poll proof is necessary
- If either party has been widowed, a Death Certificate is needed
- If either party is under 21 evidence of parental consent is required in the form of an affidavit
All couples getting married in Grenada will be provided with a certified marriage certificate. This can be collected from the following address:
Registry General’s Office
Ground Floor, Ministerial Complex
Tel: (473) 440 2649
For information in respect of same-sex marriages in Grenada click here.
If you are planning your own destination wedding in Grenada but don’t feel comfortable arranging the legalities, then the perfect option may be a combination of organising it yourself and using a wedding planner. Many wedding planners in Grenada will happily sort out the paperwork to ensure your marriage is legal and charge you a one-off fee for doing this. You will not be under any obligation to use their services for organising any other part of your wedding.
For further information and legal requirements for getting married in Grenada please contact the Grenada Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence.
A full listing of Grenada Diplomatic Missions and Consular Offices can be found on the following link: Grenada Embassy or Diplomatic Mission in your country
In addition, contact your country’s Embassy in Grenada:
|Honorary Consul of Grenada
Tel: +385 (1) 600 9100
|Irish Embassy in Grenada
Tel: +385 (1) 631 0025
|Australian Embassy in Grenada
Tel: +385 (1) 4891 200
|New Zealand High Commission Grenada
Tel:+39 (06) 853 7501
|American Embassy in Grenada
Tel: +385 (1) 661 2200
|Canadian Embassy in Grenada
Tel: +385 (1) 488 1200
|South African Embassy in Grenada
Tel: +36 (1) 392 0999
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Requirements are subject to change in accordance with the laws of Grenada. Information updated as at February 2017.